How do St Jude India ChildCare Centres help?
A patient's immunity plays a very important role during cancer treatment and for survival from some of these life threatening disorders such as cancer. The immune system protects the body against infection by bacteria, viruses and other parasites. Chemotherapy, a very effective part of cancer treatment, however also reduces the production of white blood cells by the bone marrow and reduces the body's defences against infection for some months, both during and after treatment.Some infections during cancer treatment can be fatal. During treatment, it is very critical that patients are well guarded against infections.Patients need to live in safe and clean environment- availability of hygienic food, clean water, mattress, etc is a very critical treatment success factor. The patient and her/his family also need guidance during these tough times.St. Jude India ChildCare Centres (SJICC) addresses this need specifically for underprivileged-cancer-striken kids in India.